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Sustainability tops list of poultry topics during first half of 2014

Jul 21, 2014 22:51 EDT Poultry Health Today Sustainability was the most highly discussed topic in the US poultry industry during the first half of 2014, according to an analysis by Influence Feed.

CDC turns to Yelp for tracking reports of foodborne illness

Jun 05, 2014 08:56 EDT Poultry Health Today The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently posted analysis of using the urban business-review site Yelp to identify unreported outbreaks of foodborne illness, reports the latest edition of Influence Feed.

Antibiotic resistance revisited in recent media reports

May 27, 2014 08:30 EDT Poultry Health Today Following the April 2014 World Health Organization (WHO) report warning of a “post-antibiotic era,” Current Biology published the findings of a new study on May 19, reports Influence Feed.

‘Organic’ labels for poultry, other foods challenged in recent news reports

May 09, 2014 09:30 EDT Poultry Health Today Critics of the organic labels for poultry meat and other foods are speaking up, reports the latest edition of Influence Feed.

CDC releases progress report on food safety

Apr 28, 2014 08:30 EDT Poultry Health Today The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) report last week indicating that rates of Salmonella recently declined slightly, but otherwise foodborne illness rates remain largely unchanged.

FDA issues update on antibiotic guidelines

Apr 13, 2014 22:27 EDT Poultry Health Today The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued on March 26 an Update on Animal Pharmaceutical Industry Response to Guidance #213, which asked animal health companies to voluntarily phase out "medically important antimicrobials in food animals for food production purposes." Find a summary, which indicates compliance from 25 of the 26 sponsor companies, on the FDA's website.

‘Socially responsible’ food production stirs debate

Mar 31, 2014 08:30 EDT Poultry Health Today The past few weeks have showcased the exploration of "socially responsible" food production and its consumer appeal, occasionally with contradictory findings, according to the latest edition of Influence Feed.

‘Influence Feed’ now featured on Poultry Health Today

Mar 13, 2014 08:30 EDT Poultry Health Today Poultry Health Today is pleased to feature Influence Feed — a biweekly report rounding up the hot topics in food and agriculture, as determined by the most influential voices from across the industry.

Influence Feed: Numbers, Figures and the Fine Print

Mar 11, 2014 08:58 EDT Poultry Health Today Between announcing the federal government’s first major updates to the Nutrition Facts panel in 20 years and the restriction of in-school advertising of foods that don’t meet healthy guidelines, first lady Michelle Obama had a busy couple of weeks.

Influence Feed: Defining wholesomeness

Feb 25, 2014 13:24 EST Poultry Health Today The past two weeks have featured the convergence of special interest agendas and consumer food trends into a series of high-profile business developments. In particular, Chick-fil-A’s announcement that the chain will begin selling only antibiotic-free chicken by 2019 and the growing importance of gluten-free foods have epitomized the economic viability of the “free from” moniker.